Approx 18kms, starting with a steepish climb up through woods to Tetin - clifftop viewpoints over the Berounka river, then back through the woods and paved tracks to Karlstejn train station.
Bring food & drink (picnic lunch at viewpoint, weather permitting), and wear suitable boots for muddy paths.
From Wikipedia: Historically, Tetín is one of the oldest villages in the Czech Republic. The place was already inhabited during the paleolithic period. Archaeologists found that the beginnings of the village date back to the 10th century,
In the year Protected content , Tetín was the residence of the royal hunter and towards the end of the thirteenth century, the castle was rebuilt as a residence for the royal bastards of the Přemyslid line. By Protected content , Tetín castle was owned by Štěpán of Tetín, who later sold it to Emperor Karel IV. The latter then joined the Tetín estate to Karlštejn. In Protected content , during the Hussite wars, the castle was destroyed; the place was also heavily damaged in the 20th century by limestone mines.
Thanks to Ivan and Guy for tips of the route to Tetin - but we'll be giving the bat-infested mines a miss .... another time, maybe ;)
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